Local fuel prices spike again

first_imgConsumers will now have to pay more when refilling their fuel tanks since several private service stations have recently increased their price for fuel.Guyana Times visited a number of service stations in Georgetown on Saturday where the prices displayed were higher than the slight increase two weeks ago.At Shell gas station, the price of gasoline increased from $230 to $234 while a litre of V-power now costs $240. Over at Rubis gas station, consumers will now have to pay close to $225 per litre for gasoline.Some of the increased prices that were displayedHowever, at the State-owned Guyoil service stations, the price for a litre of gasoline remained at $220 per litre.While persons have shared their displeasure with the increased prices, many public transport drivers have expressed that it will affect them if it continues to escalate.Several minibus drivers on Saturday said the increase in fuel will ultimately lead to the increase in transportation costs. A route 40 minibus driver told this publication that commuters usually complain when fares increase but they have to understand that the cost of fuel has increased.“The thing is that the prices always raising and it’s crazy because we’re still working for the same fare. Soon it will grow to a big amount with all [of] this increasing and what will happen then?” he questioned.In September 2017, world market prices for fuel increased due to the hurricane conditions in the southern hemisphere, which resulted in Guyoil adjusting the prices in gasoline, diesel and kerosene to a higher cost.Again, in February of this year, Guyoil adjusted its prices upwards. The average price of gasoline around the world is US$1.15 per liter.last_img read more

Spain World Cup preparations shattered by manager exit

first_img Julen Lopetegui has left his role as Spain manager Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by Luis Rubiales, the head of the Spanish FA 3 3 talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia. News of Lopetegui’s departure comes after it emerged the 51-year-old will replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid’s new manager.In a swiftly arranged press conference on Wednesday morning, Luis Rubiales, the head of the Spanish FA, said they were left without any choice to part ways.“We wish him the greatest of luck,” Rubiales said.“Lopetegui has been a great coach. But we cannot accept this behaviour, we only found about his [Real Madrid] decision five minutes before the announcement.“This has been done without our knowledge. I do not feel betrayed. But this is how it must be.center_img Julen Lopetegui has left his role as Spain manager 24 hours before the World Cup begins.The 2010 champions begin their campaign against Portugal on Friday, but must do so without the man who got them there. 3 “If someone wants to talk to one of our employees, they must  speak to us too. This is a basic requirement. The national team is for the entire nation.”Early suggestions put Spain Under-21 Coach Albert Celades and Fernando Hierro – both former Madrid players – as candidates to fill the void.“We are going to touch as little as possible,” Rubiales said in reference to replacements. “We are working on it. When we know we will tell you.“I have spoken with the players and I can guarantee they will do everything, along with the new coach, to take the team as far as possible. To win is very important, to have the best coach very important, but above everything is acting in the right way.“Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger.” 3last_img read more

Corbin Earns 1st Win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

first_imgWASHINGTON — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 Thursday in the deciding matchup of a three-game series.Signed to a six-year contract in December after pitching for six seasons in Arizona, Corbin started three games without a decision with his new team. In this one, the Nationals staked him to an early lead that he easily made stand up.“It feels great to get my first win here as a Nat,” the lefty said. “It seemed like every inning I was able to make pitches and get ahead of guys.”Corbin (1-0) struck out nine, walked one and a hit a batter over 7 2/3 innings against a struggling San Francisco offense that came in with a .208 average. The lone hits against the 29-year-old were a fifth-inning double by Evan Longoria and a two-out RBI double by Erik Kratz in the eighth.After Kratz broke up the shutout, Corbin exited to cheers from most of the 26,085 fans at the weekday afternoon game in the nation’s capital.“I still felt strong at the end,” he said.Kyle Barraclough entered and retired pinch-hitter Buster Posey. Sean Doolittle worked the ninth, giving up three hits and a run while earning his second save.The Giants had problems with Corbin’s fastball and the strike zone of plate umpire Ryan Additon. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was tossed in the fifth inning and left fielder Brandon Belt was ejected in the seventh after he threw down his helmet in disgust over a called third strike.“I probably said something. It wasn’t very nice,” Belt said.For the Giants, it was an unfortunate case of subtraction by Additon.“As big leaguers we make adjustments. He’s got to do the same thing,” Belt said. “We put too much into this game to have at-bats taken away. That’s a tough pill to swallow.”Asked about the third strike that got him ousted, Belt said, “At no point was it a strike. That’s the tough thing.”Bochy, who was ejected after arguing a fifth-inning called strike on Belt, said, “It was frustrating for some of those hitters. That zone was too big. Belt had no chance.”There were a combined 23 strikeouts in the game, 12 of them called.San Francisco starter Drew Pomeranz (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out seven but walked three.After the Giants went down in order to start the game, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom half for a 1-0 lead. San Francisco is the only team in the majors that hasn’t scored in the first and is 6 for 63 (.095) in the inning.In the third, Anthony Rendon extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games with a two-out double and scored on a double by Juan Soto.Wilmer Difo hit a solo shot in the fourth, and Pomeranz was lifted after issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.By: David Ginsburg, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more